Symboticware has announced a partnership with SafeBox to help mining customers safely drive production “during a time where controlling and managing a wide range of hazards is critical for mine safety”.
Symboticware focuses on standardised information-based technology to enhance productivity, sustainability, profitability and safety through real-time data management solutions, while SafeBox is a safety technology company offering, it says, the safest energy isolation solution currently on the market.
SafeBox is an electronic lockout device which safely isolates electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic sources of energy from a single location. It was engineered with the men and women of the industry to provide the safest method to de-energise complex, distributed industrial systems, the company said.
“The control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) violations has ranked in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s top 10 list in the past 20 years,” Symboticware said. “This partnership will help facilitate a much-needed change, and continue to strengthen the companies’ ability to help customers focus on safety.”
Kirk Petroski, President and CEO of Symboticware, said: “Our customers rely heavily on technology innovations as their safety requirements continue to evolve. This partnership with SafeBox allows us to continue building awareness of important safety solutions for the mining industry.”
Andre Dumas, GM at Ionic Mechatronics, parent company to SafeBox, said: “Leveraging the location of their Tucson-based headquarters, our partnership will help introduce SafeBox to the southwest US and Mexico.
“Symboticware understands technology and all the intricacies of linking the right technology to an industrial challenge. We are hopeful that the mining community in the region will understand the role that SafeBox can play in their organisation and the value that Symboticware will bring to its implementation.”